Hell In A Bucket, Sugaree, Little Red Rooster, Friend Of The Devil, Queen Jane Approximately, Tennessee Jed, Cassidy, Don't Ease Me In Victim Or The Crime-> Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain-> Drums-> Space-> The Other One-> I Need A Miracle-> Uncle John's Band-> Morning Dew, E: One More Saturday Night
SBD> Cass> DAT> CDR> EAC> SHN (seekable); via Darrin Sacks to abgd, etree
September 7, 2019 Subject:
Ignore the "Ugh" review and also ignore the breadcrumb
This show was a welcome return to "on keel" status after the dodgy final night at MSG (9/24). Garcia's voice was often diseased in 1988. It's not perfect here, but the reason this show works is because the band is sounding much more relaxed.
1st set: A highlight is "FOTD", which is a little more peppy than many late 80s versions. The drummers keep ALMOST letting it boil over, but ultimately they hold to their strategy, which is a pleasing boom-boom-chuck saunter through the song.
During the "Scarlet/Fire" transition, things get very loose and airy. Nobody is pushing ahead of the others. This is what it sounds like when the band has had a week of decent sleep in their own beds, and is ready to get onstage and have some fun again.
This source is excellent, as is the Miller source.
January 2, 2018 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
October 26, 2016 Subject:
Ugh. Garcia can't sing or play, they're using the stage as a rehearsal studio... ugh. Hit the garage awhile, guys.
June 7, 2016 Subject:
I dont agree with previous reviews, but so what
sounds like a job. Its work to play while I stand there, hallucinating. I'll give it 3.9. I bet Jerry was like yes whatever another shoreline show another day. His voice aint good, but someone could've given him a cane soda, and no one did, I was there. The question then is how much do u pay to get out of going to these things twice? I have yet to get an answer........
February 20, 2015 Subject:
Certainly better than the previous night, but still Jerry seems struggling all around. Things sort of pick up at Friend of the Devil, which literally starts from nothing. Cassidy is very good. The beginning of the second set is pretty flat, though, and then the band kinda kicks in again after space. Brent in particular is rocking here, making the Other One crunchy, weird and mad. I almost wonder if Jerry stuck in Uncle Johns here to make up for the first part of the set. Either way, it was a welcome addition. Dew was great, but then again it usually is. I love Brent's work here.
January 30, 2014 Subject:
Nothing really notable here. The first set gains some nice momentum with Cassidy and then Jerry cops out with Dough knees.
When they return for the second set jer's voice is noticeably worse for the wear. The lack of any transition jam in the scarlet fire is both disappointing and frustrating. In a world where there are almost no bad scarlet fires, this is one that is memorable for Jerry's lack of interest.
Back when I had a thousand tapes, this is one I donated to a noob.
This is a very nice show, good sound quality too. I generally agree with the desciption of the show (see further below). The UJB late in the second set was a nice touch indeed. And since this was the day my second daughter was born, I'd have to give it a solid 5 stars :)
November 2, 2006 Subject:
Bringing out Phils Bass
The Mix is clean but it lacks a much deserved bottom end.I can see the advantage a sub woofer could make in bringing out Phil. I think Ill buy one soon just for these occasions.
February 7, 2006 Subject:
Despite a late rally, another disappointment for the hometown folk.
1st Set: Thank goodness they did not attempt "Hell" last night or the lack of force and testosterone might have elicited groans from the crowd. It's pretty good whereas "Sugaree" is direct, fluid though still laying low. Talk about being elusive and slippery, how about that "Rooster?" Concise and easily flowing. Distracting and definitely unfolksy prog synths by Brent lessen the effect of this "FOTD." However, his boistrous Hammon enlivens a sturdy "Queen Jane." "Tennessee" is a tad clunky buth otherwise on the up and up. "Cassidy" is the first noteworthy tune of the evening, a momentum builder and long mid-section jam. A decent "Ease" allows them to escape the stage critically unscathed.
2nd Set: Sci-fi embellishments not withstanding, this "Victim" sounds more akin to the fetal versions in July/August than some of the higher sophisticated ones of the past couple months. Right into "Scarlet" we head...the song is dryly standard though Jerry and Brent's interaction is admirable in the jammy outro. The playing is quite good but it's as if they're doing so at soundcheck without an audience to satisfy. Of course, the first wah-wah's at "Fire" always rouse. Unfortunately, nothing else really stands out during this average rendition. Both "Drums" and "Space" are over ten minutes each but the latter is solely responsible for the austere dread. Who's moaning about 7:25 in? Hmmmm it's nightttime as evidenced by the seductive midnight pleas in "TOO." Loads of activity, but nothing awe-inspiring. However, everyone's still revving their energies, including some brilliant bombs by Phil at 6:44 as it's time for a "Miracle." It does its job nicely as Jerry elects for the surprising "UJB" call. Decent enough with some synth magic, despite Jerry's raspy voice. Hmmm, and then we're offered a "Dew." Pretty run of the mill though the last couple of minutes build and build though Jerry's guitar is erratically wavering leading to nothing really searing through my bod.
Oh, yea...folks, it's "Saturday Night." Cooly confident, grooving on the rims.
2 4/5th stars
March 24, 2005 Subject:
A NICE SHOW
a solid show.nice Victum-scarlet-fire.Sound quality is nice also.This is a second set show!
download if your into that slower jazzy feel of a show
September 12, 2004 Subject:
jerry has a cold or some thing..?
good show list and decenmt playing but Jerrys voice is off a bit on this tape.